Thank you for your question. I happen to be a Pennsylvania licensed professional. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.This would not be a police report since you provided the dress personally (the dress was not stolen). The way to get this dress back is to file suit directly against the parents (as they are the guardians of the child) in small claims court for 'replevin', which is a legal term meaning to pursue a return of personal property that belongs to you. This is the fastest approach, and you likewise can attach filing fees to the petition as part of your request. You would need to file this in the courthouse that is located in the county where the defendant is located in. You can name the minor in your claim but you would be suing the parents as they are the lawful guardians.Hope that helps.
Do I file a claim to get the dress back of for the cost of the dress, my fear is that she either damaged it or no longer has it. It was 800.00 and was bought at a specialty boutique and is one of a kind. I want to take whatever legal action I can to make her and her parents accountable for what they are doing.
Thank you for your follow-up."Replevin" permits you to file for value of the item or for the return of the item. So you can request value as part of your suit, and if the dress was damaged, then pursuing the cost would make more sense.This is the best option available to you at this time. Good luck!
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